How does personification differ from metaphor? (Especially when comparing trees

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    bionicwomanposted 7 years ago

    How does personification differ from metaphor?  (Especially when comparing trees to humans)

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    Question for Adam B. Garfield-Turner:

  2. mfrancisami profile image59
    mfrancisamiposted 7 years ago

    Personification gives human characteristics, such as the ability of the fives senses, to non human things. 
    Example: The trees breathed in the spring air.

    A metaphor compares two unlike things together without using like or as.
    Example: The tree is an old man.

  3. Chouji-Von-Lycan profile image58
    Chouji-Von-Lycanposted 7 years ago

    personification is when you give an inaminate object a personally, as if you were saying "I am a rock, i sit here along day long watching the world go bye"

    a metaphor is like a hidden meaning with in a statement or text, meaning one thing but saying another